The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
An alliance of the UK's leading organisations associated with the conservation and improvement of traditional buildings
The UK Centre of Excellence for Traditional Buildings
Knowledge and guidance from the UK's leading experts
We are the home of Responsible Retrofit and are one of the founders of the Whole House Approach in the UK.
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The aim of the STBA is to deliver a sustainable traditional built environment in the UK

The balance between a building’s Context (its history, setting and future), its potential for Change (in a dynamic world), and its demands for Continuity (ongoing maintenance), is challenging. The unique structure of the STBA with its three co-Chairs representing Industry, Heritage and Sustainability enables us to deliver a truly Whole Building Approach to the future of traditional buildings in the UK.

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Thursday 2nd November 2023

A Nature-Positive Approach to Traditional Buildings – SPAB & STBA Conference 2023

The Ecology Pavilion, 125 Grove Road, Mile End,
London, E3 5RP

Explore nature’s role in shaping resilient, future-ready ancient buildings. Topics include flood resilience, thatch, mud building, lime, biodiversity, and more. Expert speakers include Morwenna Slade, Moses Jenkins, Peter Draper, Charles Bain-Smith, Alan Chandler, Alex Gibbons, Douglas Kent, Sarah Khan, Mark Lynn, Maisie McKenzie, Michela Pace PhD, Bob Prewett and more.
Earn CPD credits.

SPAB/ STBA Members: £80 early bird until 15 September, then £100 
Non Members: £100 early bird offer until 15 September, then £125
Students: £30 early bird offer until 15 September, then £45
Ticket price includes a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Please indicate any dietary requirements when you book.

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Conference 2023

Latest STBA Newsletter

From Retrofit to Regeneration

STBA’s latest paper as part of our Responsible Retrofit Series: ‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’,   Read it here

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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Guide to Energy Retrofit Of Traditional Buildings


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